How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

Many of us have plastic windows at home but do you know how they are made? Why do they significantly reduce noise, why doesn’t moisture get inside? To get answers to these questions we are going to the Kransoyarsk company “Okno” (“Window”) which makes windows for the city.

How Windows Are Born

This is the main building of the company.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

The process starts from glass cutting.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

Such a machine helps to cut it.

How Windows Are Born

Glass is not clean when arrives so it is cleaned first in a special machine.

How Windows Are Born

Mainly they make triple-pane windows. They provide a sufficient level of heat and sound insulation.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

Glass spacers are placed in between. They also pour dehumidifier inside the frame.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

The primary layer of sealing is applied on the frame at this stage.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

Now it’s turn of the second sealing layer.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

This is how they store sealant.

How Windows Are Born

Heavy glass is lifted by such sucking cups. They can withstand more than 100 kg.

How Windows Are Born

Components move on such a conveyor.

How Windows Are Born

Ready glass.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

It’s the shop view from above.

How Windows Are Born

Here they make PVC profiles, fix fittings and do glazing.

How Windows Are Born

This vehicle transports cargoes from one shop to another.

How Windows Are Born

Every glass is marked.

How Windows Are Born

They are placed here, at the specil place.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

Reinforcing profile is the profile element from galvanized steel, installed inside the main profile. It helps windows to withstand heavy loads.

How Windows Are Born

It is cut with such a machine.

How Windows Are Born

PVC profile is the main component of plastic windows.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

It is cut with a saw…

How Windows Are Born

.. or by this machine.

How Windows Are Born

It’s the control panel of the machine.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

Waste is put in big sacks.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

The cut parts of profiles are to be connected.

How Windows Are Born

For this it must be heated.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

Two parts are heated and connected.

How Windows Are Born

The machine has four welding heads.

How Windows Are Born

The temperature of the welding knife is 230-250C.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

Uneven parts are smoothed.

How Windows Are Born

This machine is to do it.

How Windows Are Born

The machine does not need help of people.

The workpieces are blown through with compressed air and then placed on special racks for storage.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

This is a similar machine but not an automated one.

How Windows Are Born

The further destiny of the profile depends on its purpose – it can become a window, a door or a partition.

How Windows Are Born

They make holes for mounting all other components.

How Windows Are Born

The can be also made by drilling machines.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

All these actions are done in accord with the scheme (each window has its own).

How Windows Are Born

Screws are tightened in two ways: by a screwdriver…

How Windows Are Born

… or by this machine.

How Windows Are Born

And here is what they get in result.

How Windows Are Born

It’s the sealing rubber.

How Windows Are Born

Then a glass is inserted into the frame which demands skills of workers.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

The more unusual the shape of the window, the more manual work is required.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

Some people prefer windows with protective film or a film with a pattern.

How Windows Are Born

They need special glue to fix the film.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

And this shop is for making facades.

How Windows Are Born

Multiple machines are used for cutting reinforcing elements of the facade.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

Sometimes glass breaks, of course.

How Windows Are Born

Some materials are stored outside.

How Windows Are Born

And finally we move to the warehouse of ready products.

How Windows Are Born

Here products are loaded into trucks and transported along the city.

How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

Let your home be warm and cosy!

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12 thoughts on “How Windows Are Born”

  1. Having lived in both northern and southern climates, I would have nothing but these types of windows in my homes. If you’ve ever had to repaint a bunch of wood windows you’ll never go back to scraping, priming, and painting frame, mullions, and muntins- it takes forever each window, vinyl is supreme. Also, get argon gas filled between panes, it really slows down heat/ cold transfer, also get u.v. type glass as well, it’s about as good as you can get. I reduced energy use by 52% in my current southern home in large part thanks to replacing old windows with these types, payback will be less than 12 years.

  2. Plastic windows frames have about 10 years lifespan. They do not resist being exposed to the sun and to very low temperatures and they also tend to help produce mold on the walls.
    In western countries they use aluminium or wood frames, plastic is cheap and looks cheap. Even worse are the asymetrical ones, with one opening and one fixed part.
    People in Russia, as well as here in Romania, think that having plastic window is something of social status. Unfortunately we can see them installed not only in communist-style flats but also on historical buildings. We spend money on them, we make our cities look uglier and uniform, we lose our skilled carpenters and guess who is the only one that wins? The greedy capitalist selling us this beautifully wrapped crap.

  3. Yes, it is cheap, yes, it looks cheap, yes, it has no place on historical buildings, but it is also very practical. Their life will very much depend on the quality of the plastic used, we had them installed some 8-10 yrs ago and they still look and work like new (I do not remember the manufacturer, maybe Deceuninck). LG seems to shout “Chinese crap” and “recycled plastic”. Mold is not “caused” by these windows, it is a result of their airtightness, which keeps all the moisture (from breathing, cooking etc.) inside. Higher humidity in the interior condensing on the cold spots can then lead to mold formation.

  4. No No here in centraleurope we have mass plastik windows to it works very good and looks good .its most nonsens what you write.
    wir haben hier überwiegend kunststoff fenster siese fenster sind sehr haltbar, mehr als 30-40 jahre.
    entscheidend ist das knoe how und der U-Wert

  5. To be honest I did not visit Germany but judging from the pictures I have seen you don’t have the same kind of crap sold in Eastern Europe.

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